New CSM Outback rig from Claude

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by kailuasurfer, Aug 24, 2012.

  1. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    I am very happy to show off another Claude Stanley creation. Claude designed this versatile rig for my many future adventures with a special focus my need to carry surfboards, bicycles, and kayaks on top of the sidecar.

    Here's Claude and his team that built my rig (Dave K. tested the rig that morning but left before I snapped the pic):

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    More to come...
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  2. Canuman

    Canuman Crusty & Unobliging

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    Wow. That looks stout!
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  3. TouringDave

    TouringDave Tri Moto Veritas

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    Bring it down here, it looks perfect for our conditions! Congrats!
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  4. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    Need to see the vid of you carving a tight corner with the kayak on board. That'll be a must see.

    Like the paint job!
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  5. Brendan J

    Brendan J ONE HACK AT A TIME

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    Looking good Claude !!! Shame its on the wrong side.
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  6. BeeMaa

    BeeMaa Hack Pilot

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    I like the deep cutout for the monkey to pass a leg through, making entry and egress easier.
    Although I suspect that the kayak will be a bit of a hinderance for whom ever it is.
    I would like to see a pic of how your panniers open.
    From the pic they look like Jesse's that hinge on the outside and could contact the sidecar when fully open.
    Congrats on the new rig!

    Nice job Claude and Co.

    Cheers.
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  7. GearHeadGrrrl

    GearHeadGrrrl Been here awhile

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    Awesome 'hack! Great work, Claude & company, but next time give us a little warning so I can move back from the keyboard...
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  8. Abenteuerfahrer

    Abenteuerfahrer Deaf on Wheels

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    Another lovely stout Panzerwagen from Claude. Congrats Claude and team...you guys rock!! Put some aggressive tires on it and test it on the TAT, CDT, Trans Taiga, etc. for us...:clap.


    Cheers....
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  9. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    I thought of you during my trip back from PA and thought of stopping by to meet you but was too tired from battling nasty storms that week. In hindsight, I should have - sorry to see your rig go West.
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  10. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Beautiful setup! Now get out there and have fun. Oh, and take lots of pictures while you are at it.
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  11. KHJPHOTO

    KHJPHOTO Old Man and the Road

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    I just may have to build another rig!
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  12. Melrone

    Melrone Been here awhile

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    Wow!!b thats quite the rig.One of the biggest tubs I've seen nice job Claude..It kind of looks like the tub Stroker built..Beautiful..Good luck on your Advenures:freaky
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  13. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    Yep, it is large and heavy. It struggles and cannot exceed 75 mph going uphill with a moderate load on the sidecar. No problems on local or state roads. It will be perfect to carry my other toys as I do not intend to make sharp or speedy turns with my large toys. Attachments with either be Thule or Yakima that will be attached to the rear bar and the front screen bar.

    Jesse's do open out but Claude left plenty of room - it does not touch the sidecar.

    Hangin' at Gettysburg checking out General Lee's positions:

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  14. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    Paying tribute to a man that gave us the Constitution:

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  15. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    Hangin' with Shriners:

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  16. transalpian

    transalpian Over, Across, and Through

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    Now that you have that shiny GS rig, want to trade Rocket front ends? :evil:evil

    Looks like a great rig, another hit by Claude.
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  17. BeeMaa

    BeeMaa Hack Pilot

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    That's a pretty big non-aerodynamic brick you have there.
    I'm not surprised you can't do 75 up hills.
    You fuel mileage will suffer considerably on the slab, even at 70mph.
    Keep to the backroads and you will be fine.

    Thanks for the info on the panniers.
    I'm waiting on a set of Jesse Safari 115's that will have the hinges mounted on the front to avoid contact with the car.
    I'll post some pics when they get here.

    Cheers.
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  18. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    transalpian, we need to get our Rockets together :rofl. Claude's rig will go where I dared not to with the Rocket.
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  19. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    dholaday's thread reminded me that I had other pictures from Gettysburg. Here she is at the VA memorial:

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    Little Roundtop:

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  20. kailuasurfer

    kailuasurfer Dreamer

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    BeeMaa, I am in your area often - hope to run into to you again (I think I saw you at a NVCC S/TEP class a while back).
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